We regularly write articles for industry and legal journals & magazines, including commentaries for Online Gambling Lawyer & iGaming Business, a monthly “Licensing Expert” piece for SBC News and a fortnightly page for Pub & Bar and, with their permission, are reproducing them on our website, together with our own news items and reports on topical issues affecting the leisure and gambling industries.

House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003

A House of Lords Committee has been set up to consider and report by 31 March 2017 on the Licensing Act 2003. It has issued a public call for evidence, inviting all interested parties to submit their written evidence by 2 September 2016. This can be done using a form accessible at http://www.parliament.uk/licensing-act-committee-written-submission-form A memorandum has been […]

New gambling statistics released

The Gambling Commission has released statistics – accessible via the links at http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/Gambling-data-analysis/statistics/Industry-statistics.aspx – that provide an up-to-date picture of the gambling industry in Great Britain – including almost a year’s worth of data from all operators offering online gambling.

Warning about facilitating betting on TV programmes or other novelty markets

The Gambling Commission has issued a warning to betting operators who facilitate betting on pre-recorded television programmes (such as the Great British Bake Off and Strictly Come Dancing) or other novelty markets, following media reports that suggest issues of integrity have arisen. The Commission says that this media reporting “appears to have originated from the operators […]

UK Brexit Effects On Gambling and UK Gaming Stocks

Comments made by David Clifton earlier this month whilst he moderated the European Update panel session at the IAGA Summit in Malta are quoted on: the Canadian Grizzly Gambling website in an article entitled “UK Brexit Referendum and what it means for gambling and UK gaming stocks” and a CalvinAyre.com article entitled “Time to exit […]

The Broken Code

Suzanne Davies discusses with Andrew Clissold of Joelson Solicitors http://joelsonlaw.com/andrew-clissold/ the delay in implementation of the long-awaited Pubs Code due to drafting errors in the Regulations designed to bring it into force. Update: Since this article (that can be downloaded below) was written, the above-mentioned errors have been addressed in revised draft Regulations although a […]

Bitcoin gambling runs into familiar obstacles

David Clifton is quoted by Scott Longley in his article for SBC News Bitcoin gambling runs into familiar obstacles that can be downloaded below. See also what we have previously said on the subject of Bitcoin at https://cliftondavies.com/use-of-bitcoin-by-gambling-operators/

Brexit, Betting and Money Laundering

Roy Ramm, Managing Director of Extrayard Limited, writes for Totally Gaming about the delayed HM Treasury consultation on the new UK regulations to give force to the 4th EU Money Laundering Directive and expresses his agreement with views expressed by David Clifton on the impact of a Brexit vote in his recent article for SBC News […]